At first it may seem fairly absurd to take a street organ and put it on the concert podium, but on second thought, it’s really not that strange. Given the possibilities, it can be seen as a mechanical synthesizer.

Composers Reza Namavar and Janco Verduin explore the possibilities and impossibilities of the instrument. The musicians of Nieuw Amsterdams Peil go on stage together with the “Dulciaan”, the unique street organ owned by Guus Diekstra from Groningen, and will ‘battle’ with the street organ.


Richard Ayres: No. 9 MacGowan voor doedelzak, keltische harp en viool 8′
Pavel Szymanski: Etude voor piano 6′
György Ligeti: Etude voor draaiorgel 2′
Janco Verduin: Kaleidophonia II 23′
Arthur van der Kuip: Circurare 10′
Xenakis Dhipli: Zyia 4′
Xenakis: Charisma 6’
Reza Namavar: De verschijning van de zeven Manuela’s 23’